11 April 2019


One of my favorite discoveries during my last visit to Barcelona was Little Fern in Poble Nou. That’s why they are the ‘cover model’ of the brand new Barcelona Guide!


There is something magical about places that radiate a kind of nonchalance, where the light enters perfectly and the colors are kept very soft. Places like Coffee Sometime in Amsterdam or Opa in Tel Aviv. Where the serene, positive atmosphere provides enough space to fill in by the customers and the dishes on the menu.


Little Fern has its roots in New Zealand because owner Jay Crichton was born there and via a detour of the world of luxury yachts, he ended up in Barcelona¬†with his wife Judit, who was born in Budapest and introduced Jay to her favorite city. Together they opened their cafe a few months ago. Jay shows me the before photos and it’s almost impossible how he turned that what looked like an abandoned dark brown cafe into what it is today.


It is interesting to choose for Poble Nou, a neighborhood where you will find many warehouses, where many creative studios have an office and where more and more cool places open their doors. For example, Espai Joliu, Skye Coffee Co, but also vintage furniture store Brutus de Gaper or the design museum.


On the menu, you’ll find delicious all day brunch dishes. The avocado smash is popular, just like the real organic acai bowl. Those who want to try something special, go for the kimchi pancakes. For coffee, they work with Ozone Coffee Roasters from London, but with roots from New Zealand. Furthermore on the drink menu: different types of latte’s, lemonades, teas, wines, and brunch cocktails.


Check out: www.littleferncafe.com


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